Alternative Pain Management: Solutions for Avoiding Prescription Drug Overuse, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1799816818
  • ISBN-13: 9781799816812
  • DDC: 615.1
  • 388 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released April 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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With the growing dependency on prescription drugs and concerns about the rise of opioid addiction, providing effective pain management alternatives is a primary concern for health professionals and society. Online tools and alternative therapies are becoming more prevalent in supporting the management of pain and provide treatment opportunities for patients who do not want to rely solely on prescription medication. This essential reference source provides alternative solutions for managing and treating chronic pain, including the use of mobile applications, online programs, self-management strategies, and virtual reality. The book promotes further understanding of pain and how it is diagnosed and reviews pharmaceutical accountability when prescribing drugs for pain management. Topics include cryotherapy, pain assessment, and prescription tracking. For physicians, nurses, hospital staff, surgeons, medical professionals, pharmacists, researchers, academics, and upper-level students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Trending Topics Book Series (TTBS) Book Series.
Table of Contents.
1: Diagnosing and Understanding Pain.
2: Chronic Stress and Chronic Pain: Disability After Trauma and Global Trends.
3: Pain Assessment through Facial Expression.
4: Stress Associated with Orthopedic Surgery and Feeling Pain.
5: Drugs and Pharmaceutical Accountability.
6: Overview of Multicomponent Solid Forms.
7: OpTrak: Tracking Opioid Prescriptions via Distributed Ledger Technology.
8: ICTs, Mobile Applications, and Online Programs.
9: An Innovative, Information and Communication Technology Supported Approach, Towards Effective Chronic Pain Management.
10: Participant Perspectives on Benefits and Challenges of Engaging in an Online Pain Self-Management Program.
11: Systematic Review and Evaluation of Pain-Related Mobile Applications.
12: Headache App: Usability Assessment and Criterion Validity.
13: Self-Management and Therapy.
14: The Role of Self-Efficacy and Aging in Managing Disease.
15: Research-Based Applied Psychophysiology: Yoga for Occupational Stress and Health.
16: Whole-Body Cryotherapy as a Tool to Improving of Infrared Thermography Diagnostics.
17: Virtual Reality and Video Games.
18: Uses of Virtual Reality (VR) for Chronic Pain.
19: Videogames as Therapy: An Updated Selective Review of the Medical and Psychological Literature.
20: Look of Life: The Wonder Therapy.
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